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La Cocinita Chicago

Top Caterer
Popup Catering, Food Truck
Chicago, IL
6+ Years on Roaming Hunger

Super Great For

  • On-Set Catering
  • Corporate Catering
  • Vegans & Vegetarians
  • Weddings

Menu

Appetizers

Street Tacos

Mini tacos with pico de gallo and choice of meat

Pataconsitos

Crispy smashed green plantains topped with choice of meat, pickled slaw, and crushed lime & chile crema

Arepitas

Baked white cornmeal patties stuffed with choice of meat, cilantro slaw, and roasted green onion crema

Guasacaca

Venezuelan guacamole, served with tortilla chips

Empanadas

Latin-style turnovers stuffed with cheese or meat and topped with creamy cilantro/green onion sauce

Cuban Sliders

Pressed Cuban sandwiches made with pulled pork, ham, cheese, pickles, and mustard crema

Sancocho

Venezuelan chicken soup with corn, potatoes, yucca, butternut squash, cilantro, and lime

Black Bean & Corn Taco Salad

Romaine salad with black beans, fresh corn, tomatoes, adobo-spiced tortilla strips, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette

Chips & Salsa

Pico de gallo, served with tortilla chips

Main

Tacos

White corn tortillas stuffed with meat and cheese

"The Bowl"

Rice, beans, meat, and cheese

Arepas

Venezuelan cornmeal patties stuffed with meat & cheese

Quesadillas

Flour tortillas stuffed with meat and melted cheese

Patacones

Crispy, green plantain "sandwiches" stuffed with meat & cheese

"The Bowl"

Rice, beans, meat, and cheese

Tacos, Quesadillas or Rice & Bean Bowls

Roasted Cauliflower/Carrot Sofrito Tacos (3)

Corn tortillas topped with a sofrito mix comprised of roasted cauliflower and carrot, and choice of salsa

Brisket Tacos (3)

Grilled tacos on warm corn tortillas topped with cheese, cabbage slaw and choice of sauce

Rice and Bean Bowl

Topped with your choice of protein, cheese, cabbage slaw and choice of sauce

Breakfast Tacos (3)

with Scrambled Eggs, Black Beans, Cheese, and choice of Chicken, Pork, or Veggies

3 Breakfast Tacos

Your choice of protein with black beans, egg and cheese. Served with purple cabbage slaw and house-made salsa (mild or spicy)

Street Tacos

(2) per guest. Chicken, Pork or Veggie.

Cuban Slider

Hawaiian roll w/ pulled pork, ham, cheese, pickles, mustard crema

Empanadas

(2) per serving. Chicken, Pork or Veggie.

Sides

Yucca Fries

Crispy cassava fries served with salsa verde

Tostones

Crispy smashed green plantains

Arroz con Frijoles

Rice & black beans

Maduros

Sweet plantains

Guacamole

Desserts

Arroz con Leche

Latin-style rice pudding

Quesillo

Venezuelan flan, flavored with mango, vanilla, or rum

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Bread pudding with decadent dulce de leche sauce

About La Cocinita Chicago

Venezuelan born Benoit Angulo met his future wife Rachel while they were both working in a New Orleans restaurant. One night, after a long shift, they went on the hunt for some late night eats. When their quest for quality food after hours proved fruitless, it planted the seed of an idea that eventually became La Cocinita Food Truck. Now, not only is business booming in the Big Easy, Benoit and Rachel have opened a second truck in Chicago, IL.

The menu boasts a bevy of contemporary Venezuelan-inspired Latin American street fare. You can grab an arepa, taco, burri-taco, or bowl filled with your choice of protein, La Cocinita offering everything from braised chicken to roasted sweet potatoes and black beans. Then, there are the sauces. These bold spreads are packed with full-flavored seasonings like cilantro, chipotle, and roasted jalapeño. Believe us, this cuisine is good, so good it’s received praise everywhere from CNBC to Food Network to the Cooking Channel. So, head on out and try it for yourself ASAP. Or, even better? Book La Cocinita Chicago for your next event. You won’t regret it.

MUST TRY

Lechon Arepa — A crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside arepa stuffed with savory braised pork. Yum.

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